Fortune Factory – The History Behind This Slots Company
It certainly appears to be a successful strategy, with a multitude of excellent games continuing to emanate from its contracted suppliers. The Microgaming platform certainly has no shortage of new and exciting games to play, and these are also available to other casino operators who licence Microgaming slots (which, let’s face it, is almost all of them).
Founded in 2018, Fortune Factory Studios’ games designers have around a decade of experience in producing excellent games for other providers and are now hard at work creating excellent games for their new partners.
It must be pointed out however, that the extent of the company’s ‘independence’ must be in doubt. Could they really have been founded in 2018, then miraculously ‘discovered’ by the giant gaming group and snapped up on an exclusive licencing deal a matter of months later? Or is it more likely they already had links to Microgaming and were simply ‘spun off’ to make them appear like a boutique design house?
In truth, it hardly matters either way. But it is surely stretching things to call any company ‘independent’ when they are only allowed to supply one master. If you make widgets and you only supply Tesco, are you really independent? Answers on a postcard… Not wishing to give any research techniques away, but legitimate companies which are truly ‘independent’ would also be expected to have some kind of listing on LinkedIn, but Fortune Factory seem to be strangely absent…
Fortune Factory Games
Whether they are truly independent, or a wholly owned subsidiary, the brand does have half a dozen or so titles to its name. And they are very good. In fact they bear all the hallmarks and characteristics of an excellent Migrogaming game (wink)!
Tiki Mania is a standard format five reel, three row slot which transports you across the world to the white sandy beaches of Hawaii. Featuring lots of opportunities for Re-spins and nudging multiplier Wilds, this entertaining game has a potential ten winning lines. The lively graphics and atmospheric music certainly help to enhance the tropical theme.
Long Mu Fortunes is a useful addition to the crowded Chinese Luck genre, while Showdown Saloon does the same for the American Wild West theme. Meanwhile, Romanov’s Riches is a beautiful rendition of the popular gemstone topic. With a maximum fifteen winning lines, this is a great game for players who enjoy all things valuable and sparkling. On a more festive theme, Holly Jolly Penguins will have you feeling all Christmassy whatever the time of year.
A little more niche and unusual is the company’s officially licenced Village People Macho Moves slot. These 1980s heroes of camp certainly get a worthy makeover here, which will be a big hit for players who are nostalgic for those old ‘YMCA’ dance moves. There are Expanding Wilds, and six different ‘Macho Moves’ Bonuses – one for each member of the band. With five of their best known hits to choose from on the game’s jukebox, there is definitely no need to feel down when you play this game.
Whatever their official status, it seems likely that there will be plenty more Fortune Factory branded games to come over the next few years. All casino operators on the Progress Play platform have access to the entire Microgaming portfolio of games. This means that whenever they arrive, you can be sure to find any Fortune Factory titles on your chosen Progress Play casino.